Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,768,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 908,776

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 761,691

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 908,776

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13110 records found.